Kate's Blog

Follow me if you will as I try to navigate through the ups and downs of my world.

I'm writing this blog to help me make sense of all that has happened - from my diagnosis with non-Hodgkins lymphoma while pregnant with my third child in May 2008
, through to my reflections on chaotic family life as I try to pick up the pieces of my life again.

The kids are so small, and I'm working hard to keep us all safe and to stay in remission.

Stay with me - it won't be all doom and gloom I promise!

Wednesday, 11 August 2010


It's raining and raining and raining up here in Scotland. It's the kind of rain that you'd take a deep breath to go out in even waterproofed from head to toe. So we've kind of been cooped up today. Consequently I cooked - and now we've all eaten far too much spaghetti bolognese and apple and strawberry crumble. Strange combination know but hey we're in the middle of nowhere you know and I had to use the fruit I had. It tasted good.

Now Roger's making me watch a programme on the Normans - actually it's quite interesting but after the fuss I made about it I'm determined not to admit that.

I think we'll have to do some exercise tomorrow whatever the weather. Or maybe I'll just get stuck into my book for a while longer.


diney said...

You sound a little down up there in Scotland - hope things improve and you can enjoy some sunnier days. Apple and strawberry crumble sounds rather lovely though! Comfort eating does help a little!

Vince said...

Yes, there is a nasty little nip here also.
Oh can you give a quadrant of the Highlands.
And a further oh, the name of the mountain you hiked seems a bit odd. There should be a Case of some sort. As it is 'Stac' and 'Pollaidh' are unconnected.
I'm watching the Normans also.

Tim Riley said...

Can one ever have enough crumble? Hope the weather improves, but if not, perfect excuse to lose yourself in that book.

Anita said...

Glad you're having good days with your family...even when it's raining. :)

Rebecca S. said...

You have t.v. up there? What more do you need than a dry historical program to while away the rainy afternoons and evenings? Sounds like heaven to me. Ha ha. But I'd probably get into it, too, eventually.